Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Machine (VM)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 101 121
Rank change year-on-year -21 +20 +5
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 18 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.60% 0.44% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 5.39% 5.24% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 3
Edinburgh median daily rate £675 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.95% +2.78% +50.00%
10th Percentile £485 £429 £425
90th Percentile £700 £486 £475
Scotland median daily rate £663 £338 £353
% change year-on-year +96.30% -4.26% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Virtual Machines is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 334 191 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.04% 8.47% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 104 130
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +20.12%
10th Percentile £122 £222 £134
90th Percentile £625 £550 £488
Scotland median daily rate £345 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -8.00% +10.29% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% -57.44% +56.00%
10th Percentile £12.62 £18.78 £46.38
90th Percentile £36.25 £23.33 £52.13
Scotland median hourly rate £15.93 £19.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -16.16% -50.65% +126.47%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Machines in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 11 (61.11%) Java
1 11 (61.11%) PaaS
1 11 (61.11%) Puppet
1 11 (61.11%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (61.11%) Ansible
2 9 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 9 (50.00%) DevOps
2 9 (50.00%) gulp
2 9 (50.00%) CircleCI
2 9 (50.00%) Travis CI
2 9 (50.00%) IBM UrbanCode
2 9 (50.00%) npm
2 9 (50.00%) Gradle
2 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (50.00%) Groovy
2 9 (50.00%) nginx
2 9 (50.00%) Open Source
2 9 (50.00%) Python
2 9 (50.00%) Maven
3 6 (33.33%) Docker
3 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 5 (27.78%) Banking
5 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
5 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (50.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 9 (50.00%) nginx
2 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.11%) Apache
3 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (61.11%) PaaS
2 9 (50.00%) npm
3 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.56%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (5.56%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) VPN
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (11.11%) BGP
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
3 2 (11.11%) LAN
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security
3 2 (11.11%) OSPF
3 2 (11.11%) SNMP
3 2 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) VLAN
3 2 (11.11%) VXLAN
3 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Lake
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) CircleCI
1 9 (50.00%) Gradle
1 9 (50.00%) gulp
1 9 (50.00%) IBM UrbanCode
1 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 9 (50.00%) Maven
1 9 (50.00%) Travis CI
2 2 (11.11%) JUnit
3 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Platform Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Python Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Solaris Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) LDAP
1 2 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
1 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Solaris
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) DevOps
1 9 (50.00%) Open Source
2 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (11.11%) Analytics
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (11.11%) High Availability
4 2 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (11.11%) OWASP
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Kanban
5 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) Java
2 9 (50.00%) Groovy
2 9 (50.00%) Python
3 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.56%) C#
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Docker
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) OpenAM
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (61.11%) Ansible
1 11 (61.11%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (61.11%) Puppet
2 2 (11.11%) Cobbler
2 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Terraform
2 2 (11.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) NetApp
2 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) ForgeRock
2 2 (11.11%) Nimble Storage
2 2 (11.11%) Open-E
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Software AG
2 2 (11.11%) Synology
2 2 (11.11%) Veritas
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
2 2 (11.11%) webMethods
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat